"Where are you?"
If consonant is followed by i it becomes palatalized whereas it doesn't happen when it is followed by и.
Де ви Де вони: are they both accepted and just mean different things, or is only one form accepted? I thought that the first one meant ''you'' in singular form but like a very neat form, the one you use when you speak to older people for example, to show respect, while the second one is used when you mean ''you'' in plural.
вони is they. Second person plural and second person singular formal are both ви
Vinnfred, I read in one of your posts (someone was asking why 'бизнес" is not acceptable in Ukrainian) that и is Russian, and і is Ukrainian. But some Ukrainian words use и and NOT і. ви and ти for instance. At least that's how I understand it right now. Can you give me any thoughts about this?
should I use Ty or Vi. And why De is after, shouldnt be in the start. 2 questions
Ty is second person singular, when speaking with one person. Vy is second person plural, when speaking with two ore more people. There is no difference in positioning the De in this case. Word order in Ukrainian is not very strict.